jiǔ wine; liquor

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, yǒu wine vessel; Tenth earthly branch radical 164]

Note

Combines the picture of an amphora (storage vessel) with the liquid radical
Number of strokes: 10

Related characters


Also uses shuǐ component: bō (wave) fǎ (law) gǎng (harbor) hǎi (sea) hàn (chinese) hàn (perspiration) hé (river) hóng (flood) hú (lake) huó (to live) jì (to cross a river) jiāng (river) jīn (ferry crossing) mǎn (to fill) méi (have not) pào (bubble) qì (steam) qiǎn (shallow) qīng (clear) shè (to wade) xǐ (to wash) yǎn (to develop) yú (fishing) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) zhōu (region)

Sounds same

jiǔ (nine) jiǔ (long time)

Different tone

jiù (fault) jiù (at once) jiù (old)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

酒泉 Jiuquan, Gansu

Proverbs

狗猛酒酸 gǒu měng jiǔ suān Bad company discourages true friends
今朝有酒今朝醉 jīn zhāo yǒu jiǔ jīn zhāo zuì Take advantage of good fortune while it is around
酒肉朋友 jiǔ ròu péng yǒu Cupboard love

Phrases

pí jiǔ Beer
pú táo jiǔ Wine

Also

酒浆 jiǔ jiāng wine

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